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Journal, Day Five April 28, 2006: I woke up this morning thinking about Bach. About the fact that he had all these commissions and composed sublime music, often music-to-order. Maybe he didn’t always feel inner necessity. He was [...] by

Journal, Day Four April 27, 2006: I checked out the article yesterday’s commenter recommended (online at rocksaltplum.com). Think I’ll leave alone The State of Contemporary Poetry, except for any previous comments. Or, maybe [...] by

Journal, Day Three April 26, 2006: Where I’m Writing From Thanks to the people who commented. I was sitting here feeling like I didn’t really want to think, or talk, about poetry today. Poetry, that is, as words on a page. [...] by

Journal, Day Two April 25, 2006: Here’s something that surfaced in my reading today: “Power presents only the falsified, official sense of words; in a manner of speaking it forces them to carry a pass, determines their place in [...] by

Journal, Day One April 24, 2006: I’m doing this on Sunday for my first post Monday morning. I was saying yesterday on my own site that I was resisting writing, that it felt like work, while playing my harmonica was, well, play. [...] by